Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

Attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse on Monday as Susan Collins of Maine announced her firm opposition to the latest repeal plan, virtually ensuring that Republicans would not have the votes they need for passage.

Health care is a deeply personal, complex issue that affects every single one of us and one-sixth of the American economy,” Ms. Collins said in a statement, lamenting the rushed process and the content of legislation that has shifted as Republican leaders scrambled for votes. “Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can’t be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target.”

Read the full article here. As of today, September 26, 2017, the Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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